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they provide income for the lawyers. and that he said gives them incentive to keep the cases alive. government provided lawyers for inmates received $182 million from tax payers payers to pay for lawsuits. >>> these workers are replacing copper wires, how thieves are effecting your commute. >> a city hall wedding ceremony with a serious message, the gift the groom needs to save his life. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >>> caltrans working to repair damage done by thieves that makes our commutes longer and more dangerous. copper thefts are hitting caltrans and drivers hard with more and more criminals stealing the metal. ktvu's rob roth has the two changes they are making to try to stop this problem. >> reporter: you can see where thieves struck. this is highway 242. the copper wires that was inside this box have been torn out, the light is off and the top of the light twisted. metal thieves are strike leg over the bay area -- striking all over the bay area. >> getting worse. >> reporter: and expensive. they will replace the box
it's unclear which government agency would be in charge. >> just before noon today an asteroid the size of a football field whizzed by planet earth. the biggest space rock ever to come so close to us. jade hernandez live at the science center in oakland to explain why there was never any danger. still a lot of intrigue. >> reporter: astronomers here are fielding questions about this unprecedented asteroid hurling close to earth. experts say it's far enough away to keep us safe and still close enough to spark curiosity. 17,000miles away, asteroid 2012 asteroid raced past. >> it takes things like this for us to see how much is out there. >> reporter: in oakland at the science and space center, astronomer ben burris explained the asteroid would be visible here, but not to the naked eye after the sun goes down. >> it's a reminder that as some have said the earth is orbiting the sun in a cosmic shooting gallery. >> reporter: nasa's video of the 150-foot wide space rock. think of this ball as the asteroid. think of this as earth. this rim represents the stationary at lites. this aste
government investing in the american work sore we can see continued growth. they don't want government to get in the way of growth right now. because we do see positive signs at home. only congress can stop that. >> reporter: sitting with the first lady tonight is apple's ceo tim cook. i'm told that the president will announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from afghanistan by this time next year. reporting live in washington, jacqueline femme, ktvu channel 2 news. >> want to update you now on our top story tonight. a deadly standoff believed to involve christopher dorner. we've been showing you live pictures all afternoon as a cabin where dorner is believed to be holed up burned. the associated mess cited a source as saying that dorner never emerged from this burning cabin. the standoff at the cabin began about 12:30 this afternoon after a man shot two sheriffs deputies, killing one of them and then fleeing inside this cabin. flames broke out just in the past 90 minutes. the newest information we have coming from the a.p. citing a source saying that dorner never came out. we're staying on t
attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising that toppled long time dictator moammar gadhafi. today the president said libyans must resolve their differents to rebuild the nation. since 2011 the country has been wracked by lawlessness and economic he woes. the libyan leader promised that islamic law would be the main source of legislation. >>> in syria rebel forces are focusing their latest assaults on three strategic airports. as nick paton reports that they offer up stark images how fast they fear the assad regime my react. >> reporter: around aleapo they can see the key international airport, a hub for cargo planes and artery for what is left of the regime in syria north. it's mainly surrounded by islamist fighters better armed carrying the weapons they took from t
. did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone until the libyan government to help these folks. >> reporter: the obama administration has accused brown of trying to play politics. >>> this tuesday president obama is scheduled to deliver the first state of the union address. there have been a number of reports suggesting the president will offer proposals for spending on infrastructure and education during his speech. today mr. obama's campaign manager talked about the upcoming address. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we will grow the economy. >> it means former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to attend the address. giffords suffered severe head trauma after she was shot while meeting with constituents in arizona. >>> the conservative tea party has tapped tapped ran paul to address the president's -- ashley judd has expressed an interest in running for senate. florida senator marco rubio will speak on behalf of the republican party. >>> there is still a few weeks left before the cuts hit the federal budget and while neither
soft drink makers to cut the amount of sugar in their drinks. the group wants to government to regulate sugary sodas like they regulate tobacco. >> reporter: as health related problems rise they call it pure junk. >> beverages are the largest source of sugars in the american diet. >> reporter: they are urging the fda to regulate a safe level for added sugar. >> there are more people in america that are over weight and obese than there are who are normal weight. >> reporter: they classify it as generally recognized as safe. when americans over indulge and have a second or third soda they are harmful. >> they have three tablespoons of high fructose corn syrup. americans consume 38 pounds. companies are spending billions in marketing. >> teachers say drink water instead of soda. doesn't have the same inpact as beyonce in the super bowl. >> reporter: they say americans are consuming fewer calories than a decade ago. the fda will respond directly. in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> coming up at 6:00 p.m., ktvu channel 2 news poll reveals what californians think about soda and whether the
for federal agents in training and on duty. the government says they are making the ardor to get -- order to get a lower price. >>> north korea is upgrading a launch site to handle larger rockets this comes after tuesday's best of a nuclear bomb. they says commercial satellite photos shows they have been working since october to build a new launchpad. the new facility could be finished in three years. >>> the asteroid that is expected to fly close to california tomorrow but there is no chance of impact. about the size of a 15 story building. sun light will obscure the event but nasa will stream the fly by at 11:00 p.m. >>> valentine's day in san francisco always means one thing a huge pillow fight. it is just getting started and ktvu's mike mibach right there in the middle of all of it. >> reporter: it is the calm before the storm of the great pillow fight on valentine's day here in san francisco. it takes place right here in justin herman plaza. the official kickoff is around 6:00 p.m. they will hear the bells ringing and as soon as they hear the bells go it is game on as folks will star
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